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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. With what type of vehicle did Denver help the white woman stranded on the side of the road?
(a) Blue Ford.
(b) Red Cadillac.
(c) Green Oldsmobile.
(d) White Chevy.
2. Why did Ron's upscale art gallery in Fort Worth not post the prices of the paintings they had for sale?
(a) Greasy, smelly homeless people wandered the area.
(b) The prices were negotiable and buyers always bargained with sellers of fine art.
(c) It was considered inappropriate to post prices on very expensive art.
(d) Ron believed it was bad luck to post price tags on the paintings.
3. What was in the Dixie cup that Ron handed to his teacher?
(a) Worms from the schoolyard.
(c) His urine.
(d) Pencil shavings.
4. Who was called Li'l Buddy, while growing up?
(c) Uncle James.
5. In Chapter 2: Ron, Ron recalls a humiliating experience as a child. What honest mistake did Ron make with his teacher?
(a) He tripped and bumped a cart of art supplies that dumped paint in his teacher's lap.
(b) He accidently called her "Mama."
(c) He mistakenly delivered something to her that was meant for someone else.
(d) He became nervous and forgot his lines in the school play.
6. What was the name of the neighborhood in which Ron opened an art gallery in Fort Worth?
(a) Mission Square.
(b) Sundance Square.
(c) Renaissance Square.
(d) Falcon Square.
7. Before the boys who nearly killed Denver spotted him near the vehicle, what did they ask the white woman?
(a) If she was Bobby's aunt.
(b) If she needed a ride.
(c) If she needed help.
(d) If she had seen Denver.
8. What part of Ron's body ached as he endured the humiliating punishment from his teacher?
(a) His hands.
(b) His legs.
(c) His neck.
(d) His nose.
9. The boy who roped Denver and nearly killed him claimed he was teaching Denver a lesson about what?
(a) Being off the plantation.
(b) Bothering white ladies.
(c) Helping people with car trouble.
(d) Being where he wasn't welcome.
10. How old was Denver when he was nearly killed by a group of white boys?
11. What sort of place did Tim Taylor run, welcoming the needy to free events there?
(a) A comedy club.
(b) A playhouse.
(c) A soup kitchen.
(d) A smoky jazz and blues lounge.
12. After three years of hard work and debt due to sharecropping, what did Uncle James do?
(a) He became the Man.
(b) He became homeless on the streets of Fort Worth.
(c) He moved to a plantation.
(d) He moved into a mission and helped in exchange for room and board.
13. Who encouraged Ron and Denver to become friends?
(a) Sister Bettie.
(c) Chef Jim.
(d) Brother Bill.
14. Who did Big Mama and PawPaw raise as their own?
(a) James, Bobby and Cousin Chook.
(b) Earl and Tommye.
(c) Denver, Thurman and Hershalee.
(d) Ron and Deborah.
15. In Chapter 13, Denver looked back on life as a sharecropper. How did he feel at age 18 in a 2-room shack with a bed, table, stove and an outhouse?
(a) That things could only get better.
(b) Like things were okay and he would survive.
(c) Like he was living "high on the hog."
(d) That he was at a dead-end.
Short Answer Questions
1. Looking back as an adult on the scene with the cruel teacher from his youth, how does Ron feel?
2. What does "the Man" mean?
3. What city project did Ron view from his seat on the private Falcon jet?
4. What type of hardwood trees surrounded the Red River Parish plantation of Denver's youth?
5. Who helped Deborah plan special events for the needy?
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